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Fastmail Roundcube connection settings

Years ago, when I first started using Fastmail for my email provider, I had set up Roundcube to access the account. At the time, I had used Postfix for the actual connection. Sometime between then and now, I had stopped using Roundcube and eventually, disabled it from my server. Forward to present day. There have been a few times recently at work, that I need to access my personal email and doing it from my phone just doesn't cut it. Maybe I'm searching for a particular email or whatever. But, the fastmail domain is blocked at work so... It's time to set up Roundcube again. After a few web searches, I was unable to get Roundcube set up properly with Fastmail. I could get it to receive emails just fine but, I just couldn't get it to send emails. Finally, I found the proper settings and it's now working nicely. The IMAP and SMTP settings I ended up with are: //IMAP $config['default_host'] = 'ssl://mail.messagingengine.com'; $config['defaul_port'] = 993; $config['imap_auth_type'] = null; //SMTP $config['smtp_ser…

My quick FastMail setup

I recently came across this notice by @lnxwalt which led to this article which led to me looking at Rackspace hosted email which also led to a small discussion and me going over the details of FastMail again. (What the hell, why couldn’t I have gotten to the point with that sentence???) I’ve not had much luck with maintaining an email server. I did have one setup and running quite well for a bit but, and update somewhere along the line broke it and I was never able to get it going again. Also, a few other failed attempts to get a server going has left me without a working email for my domain. These failed attempts to get an email server going and the fact that I didn’t want to rely on any third party for my email has also slowed down my de-googlification. Of course, I won't completely close my gmail account but, I'd like to switch to mostly using my own email. I had looked at a few of the paid webmail providers more than once and just hadn’t pulled the trigger on one. I wish I would have gave them a more seri…